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American phrases that leave foreigners totally stumped

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Navigating American English can be a minefield for non-native speakers, with expressions like “spill the beans” and “shoot the breeze” leaving even the most proficient linguists …

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How to get a good night’s sleep with hemorrhoids

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  About one in 20 Americans, and half of adults older than age 50, experience hemorrhoids, according to the National Institutes of Health. Hemorrhoids can be incredibly …

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Texas A&M University will set you back this much

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  Texas A&M University is a public research university located in College Station, Texas. In 2021, the Fiske Guide to Colleges named Texas A&M as the …

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5 ways a weekend job can lead to a totally new career

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  A Weekend Job Can Be A Useful Tool Do you want to find a new career but don’t know where to start? Need to make a bit …

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3 ways to make sure home maintenance doesn’t break the bank

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  Can You Cover $6K? Unexpected expenses have the potential to put you in a financial rut. Having cash on hand to cover day-to-day expenses and …

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Building wealth in America: The real estate paradox

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  Ranking Assets When it comes to building wealth in America, 23% of Americans say real estate is the best strategy, according to a survey conducted …

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Speeding tickets: Everything you need to know

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  Speeding tickets are a fairly common driving infraction that even the most responsible drivers may get occasionally. A ticket can cause your premiums to increase, though …

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4 fresh alternatives to roses perfect for Valentine’s Day

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Giving roses to your special someone on Valentine’s Day is an age-old custom. It’s almost expected at this point, whether you’re in a committed relationship or …

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The hilarious & sometimes tragic real names of celebrities

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We don’t have much control over our given birth names. You were named after your hip parents’ favorite toast? Well, Avocado, you deal with it. However, …

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8 creative ways to buy property when mortgage rates are high

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  High interest rates and a nationwide housing shortage make for a tough combination for homebuyers and investors alike.   So, what creative financing options do you have …

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An investment pro looks at China

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  Much Ado About China Although China is rarely noticeably absent from headlines, its return to being top of mind has been feverishly fierce in recent …

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Did TitkTok help tuna stocks rise?

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  Tuna Sales Soar After a difficult year of surging food prices at grocery stores, Americans are beginning to revisit a traditionally cheap, high-protein staple: canned …

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Yes, you can stay fit & eat cheese puffs. Here’s why

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  Most afternoons, as the workday heads to a close, I get a craving.   A craving for processed, puffed corn coated with cheese, or even…*gasp* …

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How much do you know about the real-life Mrs. Doubtfire house?

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  Helloooo, and welcome! Though I can hardly believe it, it’s been 30 years since Mrs. Doubtfire was released in theaters. To this day it remains a firm …

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Trump Tower Las Vegas named among America’s ugliest buildings

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The architects behind the world’s biggest and boldest buildings usually have a point to make. It might be a point about aesthetics, engineering or money. It …

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Weird weather phenomena, explained

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Extreme weather is our new normal. If you’re not already dropping words like bombogenesis into everyday conversation, it’s time to expand your weird weather vocabulary. Here …

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Why marketers care about Gen Z’s obsession with Despicable Me, The Rock & other oddball preferences

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  What’s Gen Z Watching? For marketers and major film studios, Gen Z has been particularly difficult to get a reading on. However, a new report …

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The full story behind this wonderfully witchy Beverly Hills home

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If you’re obsessed with witch culture, you’re going to love the Spadena House. Also known as “The Witch’s House in Beverly Hills,” the magnificently mystical home looks …

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Will refinancing my student loans affect my credit score?

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  If you can secure better terms for your student loan through refinancing, you can save money over the life of your loan. But does refinancing …

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The gov’t is letting more homeowners ditch the NFIP for private flood insurance

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  Homeowners with Federal Housing Administration-backed mortgages can now buy private flood insurance to satisfy their loan requirements. It’s a sign of expanding consumer choice in …

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How a flower subscription can show your love well past Valentine’s Day

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  How do you skip the lines at the florist, bypass delivery delays in high-demand seasons, and avoid last-minute flower resorts at the gas station? A Valentines …

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These countries carry out the most executions in the world

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The death penalty has been used as a punishment for thousands of years, dating back to ancient civilizations such as Babylon, Greece, and Rome. In the Middle …

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15 questions you should be asking a hiring manager

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  The interview process is a two-way street. The hiring manager is trying to figure out if you’re a good fit for the role, and you’re trying to …

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Mortgage buydowns: Is this latest real estate trend a good idea?

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  What Is It? A mortgage buydown allows you to pay an initial lump sum to your lender in exchange for a lower interest rate on …

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6 ways refinancing your student loans could save you cash

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  Refinancing allows you to consolidate your existing student loans — you trade multiple loans for one student loan payment. When you refinance, you may be …

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Why (& how) small business owners should calculate their gross margins

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  Gross margin is the amount of money a small business holds after subtracting the direct cost of producing its goods and services from the revenue …

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Will streaming really become like cable?

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  The Finale? A famous business principle is that whatever works gets copied. The success of Netflix (NFLX) exemplifies it. After taking a risk with streaming …

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How to make your own laundry detergent at home

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  Laundry is an unavoidable task. Whether you use a laundry service, do it at home, or take it to the laundromat, clothes get dirty and …

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Relying on your tax refund? Here’s how to get it sooner

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  Filling the Gaps US consumers got some welcome news last week, when the December CPI showed prices shrank 0.1% from November. Still, year-over-year inflation checked …

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The most searched countries for Americans who want to move abroad

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More and more Americans are considering moving abroad in search of a better quality of life, safety and good weather, and Europe has long been a …